Dean Paul Plotkowski

Paul D. Plotkowski, Ph.D.

Dean, Seymour & Esther Padnos College of Engineering & Computing

Office Address: 332 Kennedy Hall of Engineering
Phone: (616) 331-6260

Education: Ph. D. Systems Engineering, Oakland University
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Oakland University
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Oakland University

Professional: ASME Region V Vice President 1998-2001
Region V Regional Operating Board Member 1990-present
ABET Visitor for Mechanical Engineering Programs
SME ABET Visitor for Manufacturing Engineering Programs

Charlie Standridge

Charles R. Standridge, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Padnos College of Engineering and Computing
Interim Director, Occupational Safety & Health

Professor, Manufacturing Engineering

Office Address: 332 Kennedy Hall of Engineering
Phone: (616) 331-6260

Dr. Charles Standridge joined the faculty in January 1999 as an Associate Professor, has served as the Acting Director for the School of Engineering and is now in the new role of Assistant Dean to the Seymour & Esther Padnos College of Engineering and Computing. His primary interest is in production operations and supply chain management.  He teaches courses in simulation, production scheduling and control, as well as engineering data analysis.  He is an associate editor of the journal Simulation and consults with companies in his areas of interest.

Michelle Lindale

Michelle Lindale

Director of Partnership Development & Communications

Office: 332 Kennedy Hall of Engineering
Phone: (616) 331-6260

Michelle Lindale joins the Padnos College staff as the first Director of Partnership Development and Communication. Michelle is a Grand Valley School of Engineering Honors graduate with extensive product design experience in several professional realms including aerospace, crane and hoist, fuel systems, and contract furniture. Also a Kendall College of Art and Design Honors graduate. 

Michelle's unique background includes experience in Design and Communications, where she has served in both teaching and leadership roles. Having lived in Austria for four years, Michelle has become adept in multicultural leadership and developing international relationships and looks forward to assisting the College in developing the internationalization of students, staff and faculty.

M.B.A. in Design and Innovation, Ferris State University (in process)
B.S. Engineering, Grand Valley State University
B.F.A. Graphic Design, Kendall College of Art & Design